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Copyright As We Know It: Development in the United States

Copyright Development in the United StatesWhen the founding fathers wrote the Constitution, they included the Article 1, Section 8 copyright provision, which resembles the Statute of Anne in its reason for protecting creativity and expression. However, copyright legislation has significantly evolved since this country’s founding, having taken many steps both forward and backwards.

US Copyright Law is constantly walking the fine line between balancing the public good against the opportunity for private gain. On the one hand, policy dictates original works should be available to the public,…

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  • Copyright , Copyright Infringement
  • Jun 03, 2015

Jon Pfeiffer Celebrates His 100th Weekly Blog Post!

100th Weekly Blog PostWe are excited to announce that Jon Pfeiffer has published his 100th weekly blog post on the Pfeiffer Law Entertainment Law Blog!

Included in these posts have been 19 articles and 17 videos discussing the right of privacy as well as 13 video interviews for Pepperdine Law School’s Legal Counselor Series. The Entertainment Law Blog has also included posts written by students in Professor Pfeiffer’s Mass Communication Law course at Pepperdine University. Currently, Jon is working on a series of posts exploring all aspects of copyright law.

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  • May 28, 2015

Jon Pfeiffer, Entertainment Trial Attorney, Interviewed by Women’s Radio Network


Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.  

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  • May 20, 2015

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